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Tue
14
Jul

'A can of worms' for DeWitt County road repairs

 

A considerable amount of work done in 2014 to dedicate money for county road repairs and reconstruction may be in jeopardy.
 
Texas Legislature agreed to allow counties within shale play discoveries and production to dedicate certain tax revenue to rebuilding roads destroyed by that work.
 
By establishing County Transportation Reinvestment Zones (CETRZ), counties were able to target a certain amount of tax revenue as its matching portion for TxDOT grants.
 
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Tue
14
Jul

Living a legacy of peace

 

Charlie Sumners is the priest at Grace Episcopal Church, and it is his responsibility to deliver the message of peace. His great-great-grandfather, James Norman Smith, was also a man of peace in his own day, over a century ago.
 
Sumners and his wife, Robin, never lived in Cuero, until moving here last summer but knew about the legacy of their families in DeWitt County, which made the decision easy when he was offered to be the interim reverend at Grace Episcopal.
 
Sumners said, “It felt like I was coming home, because my grandparents were married there and all of their children were baptized there.”
 
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Tue
14
Jul

Daule School marker ceremony on Saturday

 

Tue
14
Jul

Texas Flood captures second straight Texas Water Safari title

 

The 2015 Texas Water Safari took place on Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 going from San Marcos to Seadrift. Boat No. 150 - Texas Flood, a team with Cuero roots, placed first with a time of 34 hours and 58 minutes. Team members include, from front, Gaston Jones, Andrew Condie, Jeff Glock, Ian Rolls, Clay Wyatt and Wade Binion. The team is pictured at Cottonseed Rapids in Martindale.
 
Photo contributed by Ashley Landis
Tue
14
Jul

Rescue training passion at work in Yorktown

While John Green’s father worked as a biologist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife near Austin, Green found the caves as his playground which he never outgrew.

Green became a fireman at the age of 23 where he served 27 years at the Austin Fire Department. He took every opportunity to advance his training. His certifications include, in part, Wilderness EMT, swift water training, Urban Search And Rescue team and tower rescue.

Green was part of the rescue team during Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ike, several tornados and urban caving. He said, “The fire departments are looked upon as the rescue team because they are the problem solvers.”

One time he tried to get on the rope rescue team only to be passed up. Oddly enough, Green would be the one to train people to become part of the rope rescue team.

Tue
14
Jul

Carlos Garza set to lead YHS

Born and raised in George West, Carlos Garza knows the dynamics of small and large schools and hopes to bring his experience and leadership to Yorktown as the new principal for grades 6-12.

Garza graduated George West High School in 1994. He went on to attend South West Texas State University where he earned his undergraduate in agricultural science in 1999.

“During first year as teacher I really enjoyed the leadership aspect of the job. As an Ag teacher that is what we teach. We teach leadership skills to kids. After a while, I started believing what I was preaching,” Garza said. “ During my second year as a teacher I was awarded Nixon-Smiley secondary teacher of the year. After that, it took off like fire that I wanted to learn more. I wanted to see what else was involved in school leadership.”

Garza went on to teach in Floresville.

Tue
07
Jul

World Series of Cuero Casino Night on Aug. 1

 

Tue
07
Jul

CDC recognizes Edge

 

The Cuero Development Corporation December Events Committee recognized Jo Ann Edge for her numerous years of dedicated service in scene purchasing for Christmas in the Park at the regular June 22 meeting. Edge, left, is shown with CDC board of directors president Charles Papacek.
 
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Tue
07
Jul

CISD projects underway

 

Construction and improvement projects are underway on several of the Cuero School District campuses. Updates on those projects were discussed at Thursday’s monthly meeting of the trustees.
 
Facilities director Dwayne Noack reported work is in progress moving sixth grade furniture and supplies from Cuero Intermediate to Cuero Junior High. In the new school year Sixth Grade will become a part of CJHS.
 
In the last few days, his staff has been assisting with the move of the district’s administration to its new location at 960 E. Broadway. Previously that building housed DeWitt-Lavaca Special Education Cooperative.
 
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Tue
07
Jul

3 property annexations

 

Cuero City Council continues to move forward on the annexation of three properties, and the goal is to have all three areas annexed by the end of the year.
 
Council motioned to adopt the development agreements that will be offered to eligible property owners with property location within the 21.54 acre tract near Dahlman Street and the 123.38 acre tract at U.S. Highway 183, south of Cuero.
Council will also move forward on annexing 6 acres near Moss Lane, but an agreement is not needed for that property.
 
Council also gave city manager Raymie Zella authority to approve and sign the development agreements on behalf of the City of Cuero.
 
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